Adam and Weinstein Test Your Estimation Abilities in the NYT

The smarty-pants staff of PUP is impressive, but are they good guesstimators?  Naturally, numbers and complex word problems intimidate those who consider themselves verbally inclined (I count myself among the intimidated, for the record) so I decided to test my skills with a little online featured linked to this fabulous March 31 Science Times piece which features GUESSTIMATION authors John Adam and Lawrence Weinstein.

Follow the link below and click on the interactive mulitmedia quiz to see how your abilities measure up. 

Check it out!

I’ll be the first to admit, most of it was more blind conjecture than deductive, informed reasoning.  But the point, I think, is to make a “monster of a ponder” approachable from all sides.  You don’t have to be Rain Man to make a reasonably educated guess and that, friends, is the fun of GUESSTIMATION.

Guesstimation: Solving the World’s Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin
Lawrence Weinstein & John A. Adam

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